Marriage means the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life. The Civil Union Act granted many of the same rights to same-sex couples as people married under the Marriage Act Archived from the original on 6 March Australia voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.
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Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 24 November On 30 Novemberthe Queensland Parliament passed a bill allowing civil partnerships in the state. Senator Dean Smith introduced into Parliament a private senator's bill to alter the definition of marriage to allow same-sex couples to marry, after In Augusta civil union bill passed the territory Legislative Assembly.
Parliament of Australia. The Act defines marriage in Section 5 of the Act as "the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life".
New South Wales has also sought to legislate with respect to same-sex marriage. Archived from the original on 2 August The different legal protections between marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation. Archived from the original on 27 February